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Sabina Idler

Sabina is community manager, technical writer & UXer @ Usabilla. She is interested in Usability, User Experience, Design, and everything that makes the Web a better place. Follow Sabina on Twitter. Follow the author on Twitter
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Flat Web Design Is Here To Stay

Lately, there has been a big discussion going on about flat web design. Some think it’s just a trend. Others believe it will change the way we design for the web forever.

We tested the homepages of four different websites with a flat design to find out what people really think! In a visual Usabilla Survey, we asked a mixed group of web professionals for their opinion about flat web design. In total, we gathered 2624 feedback points and 638 notes from 100 professionals. The results are clear. Flat web design is here to stay. (Download the full report as PDF.)
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Our 5 Favorite Articles On UX (May 2013)

It’s the end of the month, once again. And so it’s time for us to share with you a list of our favorite UX articles. We hope you like them! And if you have a nice resource that you’d like to add to the list, please do so by sharing it in the comments.

From this month’s top 5 UX articles, you’ll learn:

  • How to create a better responsive experience
  • How much the web has really changed
  • Which 5 emotions make your website work
  • Why you need to stop thinking of your designers as artists
  • How to test your website navigation
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And the winner is…

A little while back we invited you to ask anything you ever wanted to know about interviewing users. And you did. We gathered a bunch of very interesting questions and a lot of food for thoughts for all of us. Thank you all for that! Also, many thanks to Steve Portigal, who did not only contribute a truly inspiring book to the UX community, but who also shared his ideas and insights with us by answering all of your questions.
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How To Design A More Effective Website Footer

It goes without saying that the success of a website depends on many different aspects. For example, the overall usability, the visual design, and the brand consistency all affect whether or not users are happy with your site. How easily can they find their way around? How much do they trust you and your content? Do they think it’s fun use your site?
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Our 5 Favorite Articles On UX (April 2013)

Have you already been waiting for our list of recommended readings on UX? Just in time before the weekend, here are our 5 favorite articles of the month April. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did.

This is what you will find out if you continue reading:

  • How web posture affects user experience
  • 10 reasons why you should hire a user experience manager
  • How feedback pertains to best user experience design practices
  • How to design an emotionally engaging experience
  • What UI really is and how UX confuses matters
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How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience (part 1/2)

Our culture defines our values and our behaviour – not only in our everyday lives, but also on the Web. What catches our attention, what makes us trust a website, how we search for information, what we consider relevant, what triggers our actions, and how we perceive a website – at the end of the day, it all depends on our cultural background. For web designers, this presents a true challenge: How can we ensure a cross-cultural user experience if we are not truly familiar with cultures other than our own?
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